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The Flip of the Calendar

Pumpkins, gourds, and autumn foliage colored my recent days with thoughts of past generations. And, as my calendar flips from October to November, I reminisce this morning of holidays past. Thoughts of seasons filled with cinnamon-infused cider, bowls dredged in flour, wooden spoons dripping in corn syrup, and butter-smeared glass cups conjure family memories worthy… Continue reading The Flip of the Calendar

Theological Study, Uncategorized

What’s on My Desk and Why it Matters

Over the course of the next six weeks, my desktop will be cluttered with an array of systematic theologies. Wayne Grudem, Louis Berkhof, Michael Horton, and Millard Erickson will continually speak in the shadows of Dr. Gregg Allison's work on the 50 core truths of the Christian faith. As I thumb through the scholarly works… Continue reading What’s on My Desk and Why it Matters

Biblical Counseling, Biblical Growth and Change, Topical Study, Uncategorized

Biblical Growth and Change, Part Six

Change is Hard In Part Four, we established the Christian's union with Christ. As mentioned in Part Three, we are responsible to exert effort towards change. We approach change rightly not only for our own good, but for the glory of God. We as Christians carry the name of the Son of God. We want… Continue reading Biblical Growth and Change, Part Six

Biblical Counseling, Biblical Growth and Change, Pride/Humility, Topical Study, Uncategorized

Biblical Growth and Change, Part Five

Pride is a Barrier It's vital we understand that fighting against sin is actually the pursuit of joy. Looking at it from that vantage point helps to confess and repent. We want to rid ourselves of sinful habits because then we might have joy. George Mueller writes, Nine-tenths of the difficulties are overcome when our… Continue reading Biblical Growth and Change, Part Five

Bible Study, Biblical Growth and Change, Soteriology, Theological Study, Topical Study, Uncategorized

Biblical Growth and Change, Part Four

Union With Christ Theologically speaking, nothing is more basic or central to knowing and enjoying God than union with Christ. It's what the Bible and the heart of the Christian faith is all about. Union with Christ means that by faith alone, Christ is now our representative, whereas Adam was our previous representative. Understanding your… Continue reading Biblical Growth and Change, Part Four

Bible Study, Biblical Growth and Change, Topical Study, Uncategorized

Biblical Growth and Change, Part Three

Indicatives Vs. Imperatives In Part One, we began our look at vital elements of biblical growth and change: Biblical change begins by understanding and applying the gospel. The Bible sets forth a balanced perspective on how change takes place - God is the author of change. Gospel indicatives and imperatives nurture and direct the process… Continue reading Biblical Growth and Change, Part Three